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Sønderborg

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Added on 15 Apr 2013,

last edited by »Ottocolor« on 15 Apr 2013

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Type of sights

Old town

 

Name and address

Sønderborg

DK-6400 Sønderborg

Geodetic coordinates

54.908953 9.789324

Communication

Phone

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Häuserzeile am Hafen/harbour street
Häuserzeile am Hafen/harbour street
Das Sonderburger Schloss/Soenderborg castle
Das Sonderburger Schloss/Soenderborg castle
Alsion mit der Süddänischen Universitet/Alsion with University of Southern Denmark
Alsion mit der Süddänischen Universitet/Alsion with University of Southern Denmark
Die Mühle an den Düppeler Schanzen/he Mill near the Dybbøl Trenches, a Danish national memorial
Die Mühle an den Düppeler Schanzen/he Mill near the Dybbøl Trenches, a Danish national memorial

Sønderborg (Danish pronunciation: [ˈsønɐˌb̥ɒːˀ] - (German:  ) is a Danish town of Region of Southern Denmark. It is the main town and the administrative seat of Sønderborg Municipality. The town has a population of 27,304 (1 January 2012),in a municipality of 76,793.

The town of Sønderborg is home to Sønderborg Castle (Sønderborg Slot), the Royal Danish Army's Sergeant School and Sandbjerg Estate (Sandbjerg GodsSundeved) near Sønderborg. Sønderborg castle is in the centre of the town, and houses a museum focusing on the history and culture of the area. The museum is open all year. Sandbjerg Estate, which had belonged for many years to the Dukes of Sønderborg, and then to the Reventlow family, was donated toAarhus University in 1954. In addition Sønderborg has a castle-like barracks built by the German military in 1906, placed centrally by Als Fjord, opposite Alsion (see picture below). Today the barracks is the home the Danish army NCO school.

The old part of Sønderborg is on the island of Als, but some of its western suburbs have spread onto the mainland of Jutland into what had been the interior of the fort of Dybbøl.

History

Prior to the Second Schleswig War of 1864, Sønderborg was situated in the Duchy of Schleswig, a Danish fief, so its history is properly included in the contentious history of Schleswig-Holstein. In the 1920 Schleswig Plebiscite that returned Northern Schleswig to Denmark, 43.8% of the city of Sønderborg's inhabitants voted for the cession to Denmark and 56.2% voted for remaining part of Germany.

The town of Sønderborg lies on both sides of Alssund; the narrow strait between these two sides is called Als Strait (Alssund). Two road bridges connect the city across the strait: the 682-meter Als Strait Bridge (Alssundbro), built in 1978-1981; and the 331-meter King Christian X's Bridge (Kong Christian Xs Bro), built in 1925-1930.

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Input taken over from:

Sønderborg. (2013, February 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:37, April 15, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=S%C3%B8nderborg&oldid=539542484

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15 Apr 2013

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Ottocolor

Hours of opening:

Opening hours 02-01-2013 - 23-12-2013Monday- Friday10:00 - 17:00 02-01-2013 - 23-12-2013Saturday10:00 - 13:00 24-06-2013 - 11-08-2013Saturday10:00- 14:00

Added on 15 Apr 2013,

last edited by »Ottocolor« on 15 Apr 2013